Group Members

Lab PI

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Teamrat A Ghezzehei

PI of the lab and an Associate Professor in the Life and Environmental Sciences Department.

Bio

Postdocs and Researchers

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Chelsea Arnold

Research associate

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Nate Bogie

Postdoctoral scholar, working with Berhe lab and others on soil structure management for drought.

Bio

Jing Yan

Jing Yan

Postdoctoral scholar, primarily working on nutrient dynamics in the rhizosphere.

Bio

Graduate Students

Jennifer Alvarez

Jennifer Alvarez

First year MS student in Environmental Systems.

Bio

Samuel N. Araya

Samuel N. Araya

Sam is a PhD candidate on his final year. His research is at the intersection of soil physics and big-data science.

Bio

Toshi

Toshiyuki (Toshi) Bandai

First year PhD student i Environmental Systems. He is interested in application of machine learning in soil modeling.

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TouYee Thao

First year PhD student in Environmental Systems

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Undergraduate Research Assistants

Fidel Machado Perez

Fidel Machado

Earth Systems Science Senior

Lythia Meza

Lythia Meza

Applied Mathematics Senior

Yulissa Perez-Rojas

Yulisa Perez-Rojas

Earth Systems Science Senior

Mimi Pomephimkham

Mimi Pomephimkham

Biology Senior

Joseph Veneracion

Joseph Veneracion

Earth Systems Science Senior


Alumni

Former Postdocs and Graduate Students

image-left Mathew Jian (PhD: 2009-2013)
image-left Dr. Nathaniel (Nate) Bogie (PhD: 2011-2016)
image-left Dr. Roger Bayala (PhD: 2009-2016), based in Senegal.
image-left Dr. Carolina Pena-Snacho (PhD: 2009-2013)
image-left Dr. Thomas Gebrenegus (PhD: 2010-2012), now Geotechnical Engineer at Consulting Co
image-left Vivian Lopez (PhD: 2012-2014), now Assistant Professor at Jordan University of Science and Technology
image-left Dr. Chelsea Arnold (PhD: 2009-2014), now Director of CalTeach
image-left Dr. Ammar Albalasmeh (PhD: 2009-2013), now Assistant Professor at Jordan University of Science and Technology

Former Undrgraduate Assistants

image-left Luis Davila
image-left Abraham Housini
image-left Presley Ramirez
image-left Haroutun(Hary) Nigohossian
image-left Jamie Sweet
image-left Jose Moreno
image-left Stephen Ho (PhD: 2009-2013), now Assistant Professor at Jordan University of Science and Technology
image-left James Perey (2012-2013)
image-left Sunny Grunloh
image-left Juan Lopez Arriaza (2009-2011), now researcher at The Climate Corporation